Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years in 2019

2 May 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, a legendary polymath, brought great talent and innovation to many different disciplines including (but certainly not limited to) painting, anatomy, botany and science.

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding" - Leonardo da Vinci

Commemorate this master of the Italian Renaissance with images drawn from art collections around the world, including the collection of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana , which has nearly 2,500 drawings by the artist and the Royal Collection.
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